Andrea and Derek’s wedding definitely goes in the books as one of our hottest outdoor weddings so far for 2018 (we’re talking triple digits!), but battling the heat was so worth it! You wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at the beautiful photos captured by Luis Hermosillo though, because these two plus their wedding party looked absolutely amazing the entire day. Like seriously, no sweat! Keeping the flowers fresh was one of our main priorities that day, so we made sure we had lots of water and lots of extra stems for freshening up once we arrived for set-up.
This wasn’t the first time we were able to work with this wonderful family, as we had already created floral design for Andrea’s sister many years ago. While her sister chose bright pops of color for her big day, Andrea opted for more neutral tones with dusty blue, peach, ivory, and lots of greens. The couples new last name is “Peach”, so there were several touches of peach used throughout the day from the peach garden roses to the peach margarita specialty cocktail guests sipped on to stay cool.
Their outdoor ceremony and reception both took place at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford in their newly added outdoor tent. Beautiful!! With such a large draped tent; we knew we had to create some larger showey centerpieces to really play up the space. We also created and installed a large hanging floral chandelier over the dance floor, which was one of the bride’s must have’s for the big day. There weren’t any details left undone by this couple. From wooden laser cut place cards to the handmade donut wall created by the groom Derek himself; this was a magazine worthy wedding for sure.
Now enough from us…I’m sure you’re dying to see the pics! Check it out and also give some vendor love to all the others that helped pull Andrea + Derek’s special day all together! You can also see the live wedding day video from This Charming Heart HERE.
Venue: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Gardens – Rockford // Photography: Luis Hermosillo // Videography: This Charming Heart // Hair/Makeup: Hannah Elisabeth Beauty // Wedding Gown: L’amour by Calla Blanche // Gowns: Simply Luxe Bridal // Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Ever After Planning (Jordan Williams) // Caterer: GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery // Rentals: Step It Up Rental, LLC // Tent Drapery: I Do Events // Invitations/Paper Goods: Erin Hague // Photobooth: Booth Nerds // Laser Cut Place Cards: Fran Johnson House